It was a special night for the Class of 2013 at New Bedford High School.

Four-hundred-58 graduates received diplomas Friday at Paul Walsh Field, marking the end of a successful four year stay at the Hathaway Boulevard school.

Headmaster Andrew Kulak tells WBSM News, many students did well academically....

One of the top graduates was Tyler Arena, who says his four years at New Bedford High gave him a well rounded education.

Many elected officials attended the outoor ceremony, applauding the graduates along with proud parents, family members and friends.